Guide: How to cite a Patent in RTF Scan style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in RTF Scan style

Cite A Patent in RTF Scan style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the RTF Scan citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the RTF Scan style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, "Title", Year Published

Example:, "Enhancing Problem Solving in Children", 2015

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


Author Surname, "Title", Year Published


Solving problems helps children learn about their bodies and their world and builds a stronger sense of self. Problem solving is a building block of early learning that allows young children to make discoveries about the physical world, learn the “rules” of how to relate to others, and develop communication and thinking skills., "Enhancing Problem Solving in Children", 2015

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